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 Bingham’s Dandies.Birchin Lane. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bin’nacle.
 
The case of the mariner’s compass, which used to be written bittacle, a corruption of the Portuguese bitacola, French, habitacle, properly an abode.   1
 


 Bingham’s Dandies.Birchin Lane. 

 
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